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italiana
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of Architecture

 
 

Archivio del Moderno

M.A.P.  

The Ticinese architect Luigi Canonica was employed by Napoleon in the years running from the Cisalpine Republic to the Kingdom of Italy and was again active at the Restoration. This book combines a monographic approach, aimed at the reconstruction and critical study of all of Canonica’s works, with an organization by major topics, such as his contribution to the process of urban renewal in Milan (he was the author, among other projects, of Foro Bonaparte and the Arena and drafted the first ever master plan for the city), his achievements in the architecture of gardens, villas, theaters and municipal buildings (such as the Villa Reale and Palazzo Reale in Milan and the Villa Reale with its park in Monza), and his role in the organization of offices for the control of architectural projects.

Reflecting this organization, the book presents essays by scholars and historians together with some 200 analytical entries devoted to specific works written by other specialists.

Luigi Canonica

1764-1844.
Architetto di utilità

pubblica e privata
edited by

Letizia Tedeschi, Francesco Repishti
24 x 28 cm, 440 pp.
349 ill. col.
paperback
italian

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836621002
€ 95 / frs 120.-

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Giulio Minoletti (1910-1981), architect, urban planner and designer, is highly representative of the different phases of the 20th century in Italy. This handy format photographic book presents the interiors of five apartments in Milan. These are projects on which the architect impressed his personal hallmark, with the focus on aspects a that characterized his entire oeuvre: a concern for the relation between interiors and exteriors, the fluidity of space, the flexibility of internal divisions, accurate detailing, technological innovations and a careful choice of materials.

Texts by Alberto Bassi, Maria Cristina Loi, Elena Triunveri.

Oltre un rettangolo di cielo.
Interni milanesi di Giulio Minoletti
edited by

Maria Cristina Loi, Elena Triunveri
23.5 x 16.5 cm, 100 pp.
80 ill. b/w
paperback
italian, english abstracts

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836620067
€ 15 / frs 20.–

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Like many of their fellow countrymen, the architects Visconti, Ruggia and Staffieri pursued fame and fortune in the Russia of the tsars, following the trail blazed at the dawn of the eighteenth century by Domenico Trezzini, the celebrated protagonist of the foundation of Saint Petersburg. Their vicissitudes appear between the lines of the letters sent to family, relatives and friends, brought together, fully annotated, in this volume to give a clear picture of the interweaving of family and professional relations in the context of Russian architecture and society.

Dalle rive della Neva.
Epistolari di tre famiglie

nella Russia degli zar
edited by

Nicola Navone
24 x 28 cm, 224 pp.
paperback
italian

ISBN 9788887624441
€ 27 / frs 40.-

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It is true that the eighteenth century marks the entry of Russia into “European time” or, as Vittorio Strada writes in this book, «into the rhythm of a modernity that had found its origins in western Europe». But it is in the arts and, above all, in architecture, that the process is most remarkably evident. For between 1762, when Catherine II ascended the throne, and the death of her grandson Tsar Alexander I in 1825, the neoclassical style fully established itself and witnessed, in Russian architecture, an absolutely original interpretation. To that singular achievement Italian architectural culture made a major and multifarious contribution, which the present collection of essays seeks to explore.

La cultura architettonica italiana

in Russia
da Caterina II a Alessandro I
edited by

Piervaleriano Angelini,

Nicola Navone, Letizia Tedeschi
17 x 24 cm, 572 pp.
22 ill. col., 260 ill. b/w
paperback
italian

ISBN 9788887624397
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The founding father of contemporary architecture in Ticino, Rino Tami (1908-1994) designed, when still very young, the Lugano Canton Library (1936-1940), the first excellent example of a modern public building in Ticino. In the Forties, organic architecture became a part of his wide cultural heritage. His professional maturity, attained in the Fifties and Sixties with public buildings (headquarters of the Italian Swiss Radio in Lugano) and private houses (Torre House in Lugano, Nadig House in Maroggia), coincided with his teaching commitment at the Zürich Polytechnic. From the Sixties he also held the post of supervisor of the architectural features along the Ticinese stretch of the Swiss motorway: tunnel entrances, bridges, portals, viaducts, embankment walls, service area buildings, public conveniences, storehouses, air shafts.

Rino Tami.
Opera completa
edited by

Kenneth Frampton, Riccardo Bergossi
24 x 28 cm, 496 pp.
800 ill. b/w
hardcover
italian

ISBN 9788887624373
€ 75 / frs 120.–

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This album of drawings was originally a gift presented in 1795 by the architect Luigi Rusca to the nobleman Zampiero Grimani, Venetian Ambassador to the court of Catherine II. The precious book, presented here in a facsimile edition with an in-depth historical and critical apparatus, contains twenty plates. Mostly in Indian ink and water-colour, they depict some of the principal monuments and residences of St Petersburg: works by Rusca himself and by others such as the illustrious Jean-Baptiste Michel Vallin de la Mothe and Giacomo Quarenghi.

Album Rusca Grimani.
Disegni di architettura

dalla Russia di Caterina II

/ Architectural Drawings

from Catherine II’s Russia
edited by

Piervaleriano Angelini, Nicola Navone
30 x 40 cm, 152 pp.
40 ill. col.
hardcover
english / italian

isbn 9788887624380
€ 190 / frs 300.–

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The book features the illustrated catalogue raisonné of the collection, held in the Ticino, of drawings by the Gilardi architects.

The Gilardis were architects of Ticinese stock who worked in Russia during the first half of the nineteenth century. In particular, Domenico (1785-1845) made a number of masterly contributions to the reconstruction of Moscow after the fire of 1812.

The catalogue opens with two essays: by Piervaleriano Angelini on neoclassical architecture in Moscow and St Petersburg, and by Alessandra Pfister on the human background and critical fortunes of the Gilardis.

Gli architetti Gilardi a Mosca.
La raccolta dei disegni

conservati in Ticino
edited by

Alessandra Pfister,

Piervaleriano Angelini
24 × 28 cm, 248 pp.
225 ill. b/w, 14 ill. col.
paperback
italian

ISBN 8887624305
€ 60 / frs 90.–

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The book is a record of the seminar devoted annually by the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice to Carlo Scarpa and to matters relating to the preservation of his oeuvre.

Texts by Davide Croff, Mario Botta, Giorgio Busetto, Giancarlo Cunial, Gian Pietro Favaro, Gianna Ghittoni Rattazzi, Angelo Tabaro, Alba di Lieto, Maura Manzelle, Chiara Bertola, Anita Napoleone.

Photographs by: Candida Höfer.

Carlo Scarpa.

L’opera e la sua conservazione
VII 2004
Giornate di studio

alla Fondazione Querini Stampalia
edited by

Maura Manzelle
15 x 21 cm, 100 pp.
24 ill. col.
paperback
italian

ISBN 8887624186
€ 16 / frs 24.–

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The book is a record of the seminar devoted annually by the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice to Carlo Scarpa and to matters relating to the preservation of his oeuvre.


Texts by Giorgio Busetto, Angelo Tabaro, Margherita Guccione, Maura Manzelle, Valeriano Pastor, Sergio Los, Arrigo Rudi, Orietta Lanzarini, Giancarlo Carnevale, Chiara Bertola, Philippe Duboy.

Photographs by Margarita Andreu.

Carlo Scarpa.
L’opera e la sua conservazione
VI 2003
Giornate di studio

alla Fondazione Querini Stampalia
edited by

Maura Manzelle
15 x 21 cm, 176 pp.
25 ill. col.
paperback
italian

ISBN 8887624143
€ 16 / frs 24.–

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The most complete and exhaustively examined study of the work of Panos Koulermos (1933-1999).

A roving architect, Koulermos was of Greek Cypriot birth, British by upbringing but “Mediterranean rationalist” by vocation. He built in Britain and in Italy, in Greece, Cyprus and in the United States, and taught at the principal universities.

He was also among the founders of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Panos Koulermos.
Opera completa
edited by

Kenneth Frampton
24 x 28 cm, 344 pp.
550 ill. col. and b/w
paperback
italian

ISBN 8887624151
€ 100 / frs 150.–

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